There are many things short of war that can affect food supply. If, as I asked in my earlier post, the city dwellers in the other countries of the single market took your attitude and closed down their farming sectors where would we get our food?You referred to food security and what might happen to our food supplies in the event of being cut off?
10 years ago anyone predicting President Trump or Brexit would have been dismissed as crazy.The likliehood of such crazy situations ever happening is best left to the immaginations of comedy or sci-fi films
I live in a once off house.:roll: Ireland has had a very very long history of one off housing . As much as ************************s like you might wish it we are not England . Your failures and bitterness are down to you , be thankful others feed you
Something that we're really bad at. Seriously.Then of course there's the issue of food security.
Plus, I don't think rural Ireland has ever thought about where veg comes fromhttp://www.politics.ie/forum/current-affairs/265603-irish-food-security-post-brexit.html
Contrary to the prevailing opinion in Irish agriculture, both Ireland and the EU are net importers of food energy.
Lots of myths about rural Ireland.http://www.politics.ie/forum/economy/266170-dublin-generates-one-fifth-total-economic-contribution-agri-food-nationally.html
I don't really know how much of the 1.4 billion is down to a couple of executives, and how much is down to the 8,000 other Dublin agri-food workers (including those producing 15% of national potato output, 47% of national field vegetable output and 37% of protected fruit and vegetable output).
Or how much is down to the 82.9 million hectolitres of product created in Dublin 8.
The other evening BBC4 screened a documentary about how different people see colour differently. Being colourblind I'm aware that my colour vision is different to others but this programme suggested that even people with normal colour vision see colour differently.Something that we're really bad at. Seriously.Plus, I don't think rural Ireland has ever thought about where veg comes fromLots of myths about rural Ireland.
I note your despair reducing you to claiming ownership of the urban water supply, as if it was something created and paid for by rural Ireland. If there's a crossover between the post office network and running pipe to the Shannon, its not obvious.
Tbh, your thought process is really peculiar, to an extent that I doubt you'll overcome quickly.If Dublin controls the flow of money and can cut it off at will then rural Ireland controls the flow of water and can do likewise.
Elsewhere, rural despair has at least mobilised around a common platform. Here, we've typically just elected a large number of local nutters (like a couple of Healy-Raes, the occasional mate of Ming and a bit of Matty for good luck), reflected in the inability of rural Ireland to commit to any kind of coherent platform.https://www.wdc.ie/city-led-regional-development-and-peripheral-regions-join-the-debate/
Is there a future for Rural in an Urbanizing World and Should We Care? examines how rural areas have received increased attention with the rise of right-wing populist parties in Western countries, in which a strong part of their support is rural based.
Though I sense defeat looming I'll make another attempt to explain it. It might help your understanding if you deal only with what I write rather than inventing your own version and attributing it to me. For instance, I did not suggest that rural dwellers 'create the supply of fresh water'.Tbh, your thought process is really peculiar, to an extent that I doubt you'll overcome quickly.
Rural Ireland doesn't control the flow of water. Nothing that rural dwellers do creates the supply of water. The financial earnings of Dublin are quite a different matter.
The fact that you'd equate the output of human creativity to acts of destruction is significant to me. But, like I said, it will take a long time before you even get a glimmer of self-awareness about that.
If I can attempt to drag the thread back to some kind of reality, is there any prospect of rural Ireland honestly facing up to its challenges? I'd see one contrast with (slightly similar) experience elsewhereElsewhere, rural despair has at least mobilised around a common platform. Here, we've typically just elected a large number of local nutters (like a couple of Healy-Raes, the occasional mate of Ming and a bit of Matty for good luck), reflected in the inability of rural Ireland to commit to any kind of coherent platform.
Can that change? Does rural Ireland have to be a social, economic and political failure?